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Remembrances of Lou Flammia

A new feature in this section will be interesting new information about your BTO Club or other Large Scale happenings.

Convention Clair Marshall AdamsBTOC Cleveland 2021
Cleveland Covid Protocol Drag Race Rules
Cleveland Guide Convention Clinics
Cleveland Area Travel Guide in pdf format for download and printing.
A copy will be included in the Goody Bag

Convention Update
Very late addition

BTOC Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad Ride

So many of you have been inquiring about the Club riding the CVSR.

Well, it took the better part of 19 months but thanks to the unending perseverance of David Stachnik we have finally successfully booked a Club ride on the Cuyahoga Valley Railroad!    Booking events for Cleveland has been a challenge to say the least due to the devastation and constantly changing picture that Covid brought.  Without a close 2nd, though, the CVSR proved to be the toughest event for the Club to book.

Following 73 phone messages, 121 emails and 196 text messages going unanswered David decided it was time for a more direct (aggressive??) approach.  Taking matters into his own hands (literally!!) David drove down to the CVSR main office in the Rockside Station to address the challenge head-on.  Knocking on the station door he could clearly see the lights were on and there was at least one person in the office.  He knocked once, then a second time and again a third time but his initial knocks on the door went unanswered.  David, being David, refused to give up.  Fortunately, authorities were not called in and finally, realizing David was not going away, the door opened. 

As a result of these extraordinary efforts taken by David we now have the following NEW Cleveland Convention train Ride Event—The BTOC is Ridin’ the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

Place—CVSR Rockside Station
Date - Thursday, August 19, 2021
Time - 9 am

Roundtrip to Akron through the scenic and pristine Cuyahoga Valley National Park returning to Rockside Station at 12:30p 

Depart Hotel—8:a for a short drive to Rockside Station

Cost--$20 per person

This has resulted in a few changes on Thursday to the convention schedule—

  • The trip to The Christmas Story House has been pushed back to 2:30p·
  • The afternoon hours for the open Convention Rooms have been cancelled.·
  • The Cash Bar will officially begin at 5:30p but Early Birds will always be welcomed!
  • Our Thursday Cleveland Banquet will now begin at 6:30
 If you are sending a check for $20/seat, please click here.

Convention Schedule
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Monday, August 16, 2021
thru Saturday, August 21, 2021

Cleveland Area Travel Guide in pdf format for download and printing.
A copy will be included in the Goody Bag

The Garden Whistle

is published monthly by the Christchurch Garden Railway Group and features news from various G scale Groups in New Zealand. Each club has a separate identity and the contact details may be found in the January Issue.

Contributions of articles and/or photos are always welcome. Photos should be sent as separate jpg attachments. The views expressed in this newsletter are not necessarily those of the Editor, Executive, or members of the Christchurch Garden Railway Group.

Editor: Ian C Galbraith, 3 Church Street, RANGIORA 7400.
Email: GW@culcreuchfold.org.nz
New Cleveland Info as of April
  Revised Registration Form in pdf format
with New Free Events


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